National Guard Commanders Assess Current Operations




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FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky National Guard leaders met at the state Emergency Operations Center at noon today to assess current operations in response to the H5N1 pandemic.


More 1,300 Kentucky Army and Air National Guardsmen currently are deployed across the Commonwealth. The troops are distributing medical supplies and vaccine to local health departments and assisting civil authorities as requested.

Gov. Steve Beshear called up the Guard forces earlier this week as the pandemic began to spread across the state.

Top Photo: Kentucky National Guard commanders receive a status briefing of current operations. (KyNG photo by Maj. Dale Greer. Cleared for release.)

Center photo: Brig. Gen. John Heltzel, director of the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (center), and Brig.Gen. Michael Dornbush (left), Kentucky Joint Forces chief of staff, direct relief operations. (KyNG photo by Maj. Dale Greer. Cleared for release.)

Bottom photo: Col. Benjamin Adams, Kentucky National Guard human resources director, listens as troop accountability reports are detailed. (KyNG photo by Maj. Dale Greer. Cleared for release.)

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